Welcome back to another edition of “Boom, Bust, or Meh.” If you are new to the series, “Boom, Bust, or Meh,” is a monthly article that looks at five different theatrical releases, then our staff predicts how each film with perform, both financially, and critically.
Each film receives one of the following scores:
Boom: So good it explodes.
Bust: So bad it breaks.
Meh: So average that you start feeling average.
This month, Nestor Arce and Trey Soto rejoin us. Enjoy.
Let’s review last month’s performance.
1. Black Mass – Meh…
Critic Score: 75%
Audience Score: 77%
Production Budget: $53 million
Worldwide: $45 million
Chris: Black Mass didn’t reach Goodfellas level of crime drama, and it also didn’t hit the box office as hard as hoped.
2. Everest – BOOM!
Critic Score: 72%
Audience Score: 76%
Production Budget: $55 million
Domestic: $100 million
Chris: On my radar, but haven’t seen it yet. Everest has quietly gained its budget back, and didn’t totally fail at the box office either.
3. The Visit – Meh…
Critic Score: 62%
Audience Score: 60%
Production Budget: $5 million
Domestic: $67 million
Chris: Sort of hailed as an M. Night comeback, but it’s going to take more movies to bring back his old glories.
4. Sicario – BOOM!
Critic Score: 92%
Audience Score: N/A
Production Budget: $30 million
Chris: Sicario had an extremely promising limited screening opening. We can only expect great things from here out.
5. Hotel Transylvania 2 – Meh…
Critic Score: 52%
Audience Score: 78%
Production Budget: $80 million
Worldwide: $82 million
Chris: No one was expecting Inside Out, but Hotel Transylvania 2 performed as well as expected to the audience it expected.
Each “Boom, Bust, or Meh” article will include each writer’s current record next to their name. My current record is (13-6). Nestor is at (5-9). Trey is at (2-3)
Release Date: October 10
Synopsis: The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny–to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. (Rotten Tomatoes)
Starring: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara
Pan “reboots” the Peter Pan franchise, but mostly tries to put a new spin on a very familiar character. Hugh Jackman steps into a villainous role as Blackbeard. Director Joe Wright has experience from Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, and Anna Karenina.